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The ability to marry under Australian legislation isn’t any longer decided by intercourse or gender identification.

One or more individual must certanly be 18 yrs . old. If a person celebration is aged 16 to 17, you’ll want a court purchase authorising the wedding and written parental permission or the ‘effective consent’ of a magistrate or judge and written consent that is parental.

Notice of intended wedding

You will need to lodge a Notice of Intended wedding (NOIM) one or more calendar before your wedding date month.

The notice of intended wedding has to be finalized by both social individuals engaged and getting married.

You must sign in front of one of the persons listed below if you are signing the notice of intended marriage in Australia:

  • authorised marriage celebrant
  • commissioner for declarations beneath the Statutory Declarations Act 1959
  • justice for the comfort
  • Solicitor or barrister
  • lawfully qualified medical professional
  • officer – state or federal.

You must sign in front of one of the persons listed below if you are signing the notice of intended marriage outside of Australia:

  • Australian Diplomatic Officer
  • Australian Consular Officer
  • Commonwealth worker authorised under paragraph 3(c) for the Consular charges Act 1955
  • Australian Trade Commission employee authorised under paragraph 3(d) regarding the Consular charges Act 1955
  • notary public.

Only if one individual is in Australia, please e-mail our celebrant for further guidelines before the notice is completed by you of intended wedding –

Supporting proof

Proof of date and place of delivery

Both individuals must make provision for their initial delivery certification or passport. Photocopies aren’t accepted. Your passport must show your home of delivery.

If these papers come in another language, they need to be translated into English by the authorised interpreter/translator service.

If you’re supplying your initial birth certification, you have to provide present photographic recognition, eg motorists licence, proof age card.

Previous failed marriages

If you’ve been hitched, you have to offer your initial wedding certification and original breakup certification (decree absolute) or initial death certification (in cases where a previous partner is dead). Photocopies aren’t accepted. If these papers come in another language, they need to be translated into English by the interpreter/translator service that is authorised.

Lodging a notice of intended wedding

Your very own celebrant

Offer your notice of intended wedding and supporting proof to your celebrant.

Registry workplace marriage ceremonies

Both events must go to the registry workplace face-to-face to lodge a notice. You need to bring the supporting evidence and spend the notice lodgement fee of $121.00

You also needs to spend the ceremony charge of $206.00 whenever you lodge the notice – total $327.00 if you want to book in your ceremony

In person

Pay utilizing money or by cheque, cash purchase, credit or debit card at:

Births, fatalities and Marriages,Level 2, 91 Grenfell StreetAdelaide

Cheques ought to be made payable to Births, fatalities and Marriages.


Offshore, interstate or local candidates can lodge by post. Please e-mail our celebrant for further guidelines –

International same-sex marriages

Same-sex marriages solemnised overseas are actually recognised in Australia. A few whoever international same-sex wedding is recognised in Australia cannot marry one another once again in Australia unless there was question in regards to the legitimacy associated with international wedding. You are able for partners to carry another kind of ceremony, such as for example a verification of vows or perhaps a re-commitment ceremony.

Immigration and international residents

One celebration may lodge a notice of intended wedding in the event that other celebration is coming from international to call home in Australia. You can be sent by us a letter once you’ve lodged your notice. You need to use the page to guide an application for a potential spouse visa. The international celebration must look at the registry workplace once they get to Australia to perform the paperwork and supply supporting documents.

Getting married offshore – single status certification

Some nations require proof that you haven’t recently been hitched. This will be known as a solitary status certification. If perhaps you were created, or currently live, in Southern Australia we are able to search the wedding register and supply a certificate that states there is absolutely no record of a wedding in your title in SA. This price is $54.50 for every single 10 12 months search duration.